Ideal Theatre

1622 N. Larrabee Street,
Chicago, IL 60614

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LouRugani on November 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm

The architectural firm was Hall and Westerlind of 179 W. Washington Street. The builder/owner was a Mr. Edelman. Cost of construction: $15,000.

fepilkington on September 19, 2013 at 8:31 am

Went to the Ideal every Saturday as a child as did all of the kids in the neighborhood. They often had “Cartoon Extravaganzas” when they showed 50 cartoons in a row. As I recall there were way too many Heckll & Jeckll and we were all booing when another one came on. 15 cent popcorn and 7 cent boxes of candy. 25 cents admission if you were under 12. Made the rats running across your feet well worth it.

KenC on March 30, 2006 at 8:28 pm

The Ideal theatre was in operation at least through mid 1957. From the Chicago Sun Times movie listing, Friday July 12, 1957: IDEAL 1622 N. Larrabee “BEGINNING OF THE END” “UNEARTHLY”.